Text: H.Con.Res.191 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Referred in Senate (10/05/1999)

 
[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 191 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 191


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            October 5, 1999

Received and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
                                Pensions

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
 Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Brooklyn Museum of Art 
should not receive Federal funds unless it closes its exhibit featuring 
                    works of a sacrilegious nature.

Whereas on October 2, 1999, the Brooklyn Museum of Art opened an exhibit 
        entitled ``Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi 
        Collection'';
Whereas this art exhibit features a desecrated image of the Virgin Mary;
Whereas the venerable John Cardinal O'Connor considers the exhibit an attack on 
        the Catholic faith, and is an affront to more than a billion Catholics 
        worldwide;
Whereas the exhibit includes works which are grotesque, immoral, and 
        sacrilegious, such as one that glorifies criminal behavior with a 
        portrait of a convicted child murderer fashioned from small hand prints;
Whereas the Brooklyn Museum of Art's advertisement acknowledges that the exhibit 
        ``may cause shock, vomiting, confusion, panic, euphoria, and anxiety'';
Whereas the Brooklyn Museum of Art refuses to close the exhibit, despite strong 
        public opposition to the show from religious leaders, government 
        officials, and the general population;
Whereas the American taxpayer, through the National Endowment for the Arts and 
        the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides funding to the 
        Brooklyn Museum of Art; and
Whereas the American taxpayer should not be required to subsidize art that 
        desecrates religion and religious beliefs: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of the Congress that the Brooklyn Museum of Art 
should not receive Federal funds unless it closes its exhibit featuring 
works of a sacrilegious nature.

            Passed the House of Representatives October 4, 1999.

            Attest:

                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,

                                                                 Clerk.

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